April 5 Newsfeed

The Dirty Onion Boilermaker Club boards.

The Dirty Onion reveals Boilermaker twist by pairing whiskey with Mac Ivors Cider

IF you love the food and drink tours going on around Belfast you’ll love popping into The Dirty Onion to sample the new Boilermaker menu.

The latest twist of its Boilermaker menu combines the taste of Armagh’s famous orchards to a centuries old concept which originated in America. Tim has paired a Teeling small batch Whiskey with Mac Ivors Cider Co’s Traditional Dry cider. The menu is going down a treat with tourists and locals.

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June 2 Newsfeed The Richhill Apple Fayre Year of Food & Drink 2016

Promising season for apple growers as our famous orchards are in full bloom

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre will take place again this year on October 29 after two successful fayres which have attracted thousands of people.

We interview Hamilton Loney, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association and chairman of the UFU Fruit Committee, during a tour of his orchards. which are alive again with their stunning pink blossoms. Mr Loney says the bloom shows promising signs for this year’s crop for cider producers, apple processers and for fresh market traders.

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February 25 Newsfeed The MGMPR Blogger

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It’s awards season. Here are EIGHT reasons why your business should enter awards!

It’s that time of year when businesses are gearing up to compete among the best of the best as annual awards are opening up for entries.

Our team at MGMPR write submissions on behalf of companies who, year on year, reap the rewards of competing among the best. Here are EIGHT reasons why you should enter awards if you have an established business. Don’t miss out on opportunities to profile your business. Click here for the full blog:

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May 1 Newsfeed

Colourful May Day carnival shows solidarity of unions as thousands set to parade

The annual May Day Parade (MAY 2) which celebrates solidarity among trade union members will be led by INTO.

THE Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has been chosen by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to lead the colourful and festival style parade Writers Square and continue through Belfast city centre from 11.30am. The May Day Parade is an annual event which joins trade unions together to celebrate the work being carried out. Thousands of people are expected to join in.

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February 26 Newsfeed

Woman fighting breast cancer says charity reminded her ‘it’s good to be alive’

Ireland’s leading homecare provider Homecare Independent Living set up the iCare charity in 2010.

iCare raises money throughout the year so it can grant iCare Wishes to people in the communities in which it operates. Roxanne Mallon is a 29-year-old woman who is battling with breast cancer. Here’s a story on how iCare’s kindness has helped her remember that it’s good to be alive. Here’s the story.

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November 11 Newsfeed

Josette shines at IHCP gala night as she wins ‘Domiciliary Carer’ award

Homecare Independent Living is a national leader in providing care in the home by offering services to clients enabling them to live independently.

All Homecare employees have a duty of care to carry out their work with integrity, commitment, accountability, respect and enthusiasm. Josette Campbell has done just that and has been awarded by the Independent Health Care Providers at their awards ceremony at the Ramada Hotel.

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September 30 Newsfeed

Baxters welcome Rick Stein’s Head Chef after the Loch Ness Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge

The Baxters team welcome Rick Stein’s Head Chef Stephane Delourme to their food fayre after the Loch Ness ‘Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge’.

Stephane has been running the Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge with Peter McGahan, owner of Worldwide Financial Planning. The challenge has taken the two men to Belfast, Brittany, Isle of Man, Wales, Scotland, Galicia and Cornwall. Six down one more to go before fundraiser on November 15.

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July 10 Newsfeed

Daughter’s love for mum shines as cherry blossom tree iCare Wish comes true

Every quarter, the iCare charity asks people in the community to nominate someone who they would like to grant a wish to.

The charity, set up by Homecare Independent Living in 2010 and which is run by a team of volunteers, grants wishes to people who are in need. The next round of nominations is now open but entries close on October 31.

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May 30 Newsfeed

Homecare is finalist in Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards

Ireland’s leading homecare provider, Homecare Independent Living, have been announced as finalists in the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards.

The awards are sponsored by Northern Ireland’s leading law firm, Tughans along with Liberty IT, Investors in People, H3 Healthcare Insurance, Tesco and Power NI.

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May 7 Newsfeed

Leading home care provider in the running for Employer of Choice award

Homecare Independent Living is a solutions based company which offers a broad range of services to allow people to live independently in their own homes, in their own communities.

The company was shortlisted for The Community Employer of Choice Award which celebrates companies which create an environment in which people have the opportunity to thrive.

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March 30 Newsfeed

Belfast church greens its roof so solar PV savings boost community projects

AmberGreen Energy provides green energy solutions to homes and businesses in Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

Its teams are out and about helping people save money by generating their own renewable energy using solar pv or biomass. The Ulster Temple in Belfast explains why it switched to solar.

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March 30 Newsfeed

Solar PV panels with AmberGreen is the ‘intelligent choice’ says store boss

The owner of Waterside Warehouse is just one of the many business owners in Northern Ireland who is generating his own power by installing solar PV.

Sunny Ghaie has installed a 20kw system on his roof in a drive to reduce his £1,000 per month electricity bills.

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March 30 Newsfeed

Landlord and business owner chooses AmberGreen for solar solutions

AmberGreen Energy customer, Hamilton Coulter, described the green energy solutions company as one ‘with depth’ and here for the long term.

Mr Coulter, who runs his own business, said reading and listening to so many customers on the company’s website, testifying to the quality of service and quality of product, sealed the deal for him.

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February 5 Newsfeed

Rugby team given more power with new Amber Green goal post sponsorship deal

AmberGreen Energy is supporting the rugby team from Royal School Armagh by sponsoring its four international goal posts at its grounds in Armagh.

AmberGreen believe in giving back to the community as well as promoting health and well being among young people. The company has close links with the school and is delighted to support it in this way and wishes the rugby team every success this season.

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January 29 Newsfeed

UK community energy scheme should come to Northern Ireland, says Saintfield couple

Communities across the UK are looking at collaborative approaches to creating a more sustainable future for all.

A couple from Saintfield says the community scheme which has been discussed by the UK Government encouraging power generation in communities, should be introduced in Northern Ireland.

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